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Twitter and this tinyurl thing

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by loclhero, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    So I'm following and following and people are knocking down my door to follow me back and being new to this fucked up, shit-for-brains twitter world, I'm checking it out.
    And I'm seeing a whole lot of spammers and scammers out there (like us here at BHW...hehe) but they are all using tinyurl for their links. What's up with that? Are they so lame that they don't know how to do redirects or cloak or anything more imaginative? I mean, even people that seem to be linking to a total white hat site of their own use tinyurl.
    What's up with that???
     
  2. vidgod

    vidgod Newbie

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    twitter automatically shortens every url with tinyurl
     
  3. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    that is lame. they can't even use a private deal like myspace does? okay well at least i am on a level playing field.
     
  4. almir

    almir Power Member

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    Twitter is bullshit
     
  5. krishananda

    krishananda Elite Member

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    not every url is shorten, only long urls
     
  6. MichiganManiac

    MichiganManiac Regular Member

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    Everyone is in the habit of using url shorteners to try to conserve character space on Twitter. After a while, you "think" in short urls. It's second nature.
     
  7. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    Exactly. You have to conserve character space it is not good to have a long url as that leaves less room to put an ad copy in.
     
  8. robertstr

    robertstr Power Member

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    actually twitter is useful in my opinion, mostly because you can make good hook ups with other people who do what you do...just my 2cents,
     
  9. showbizvet

    showbizvet Power Member

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    Not for me.. had 4 signups and 12 tour takes yesterday

    You can shorten the url ahead of time with other services

    Code:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=shorten+url&sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS311US311
    then paste that in. I use tweetlater for my BH twitter stuff, and they use..

    Code:
    http://short.to/
     
  10. digitalcrew

    digitalcrew Regular Member

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    most of the twitter clients will use their own default URL shorterners !